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Community Empowerment Grantmaking Program

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) awards Community Empowerment grants to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc chapters in one of the following areas: Educational Development; Financial Literacy for Youth; or Health and Wellness.

Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking Program 

Grant Application Overview 


A program can be conducted by a Delta chapter or a program sponsored in partnership with a community-based organization that has a similar mission and goals as those of DREF or the Sorority; the community-based organization partner must have a 501 (c) (3) non-profit status. Grant awards will range from $500 to $1,000 based on score received. 


Rules and Instructions: 


  • Program grant awards are subject to availability and will be based on the rating score received 
  • Chapters are permitted to submit only one grant application
  • Proposals must address issues affecting African American Women and their families with a focus on Educational Development, Financial Literacy for Youth, or Health and Wellness 
  • Program must clearly delineate how the target population will be empowered to move beyond their current situation
  • Submit application by the deadline date: June 30, 2021 
  • Submit applications to 
  • Grant awards will be made to chapters in the fall of 2021 

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 2020-2021  Community Empowerment Grant Awards

(Programs focusing on Gun Violence Prevention, the U.S. Census, and Voter Registration/Education)

1. Anderson (SC) Alumnae

2. Austin (TX) Alumnae

3. Decatur (GA) Alumnae

4. Eastern Panhandle (WV) Alumnae

5. Fayetteville (NC) Alumnae

6. Foothill (CA)

7. Gamma Psi (Tougaloo College)

8. Gwinnett County (GA) Alumnae

9. Harrisburg (PA) Alumnae

10. Hawaii Alumnae

11. Houston (TX) Metropolitan Alumnae

12. Huntington (WV) Alumnae

13. Indianapolis (IN) Alumnae

14. Lancaster (CA) Alumnae

15. Long Beach (CA) Alumnae

16. Marietta-Roswell (GA) Alumnae

17. Metropolitan Dallas (TX) Alumnae

18. Miami (FL) Alumnae

19. Norfolk-Plymouth (MA) Alumnae

20. Orlando (FL) Alumnae

21. Quaker City (PA) Alumnae

22. Raleigh (NC) Alumnae

23. St. Petersburg (FL) Alumnae

24. Tampa (FL) Alumnae

25. Waukegan (IL) Alumnae

26. Warner Robbins (GA) Alumnae

27. Waterloo (IA) Alumnae

28. Youngstown (OH) Alumnae

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